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much hemore right here on "n sunday morning" which starts right now. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 7:00 on the east coast and 4:00 a.m. out west. thank you so much for starting your day with us. now to your health and the flu epidemic that has gripped the nation. declaring a public health emergency. governor andrew cuomo issued the order yesterday and gives pharmacists the ability to vaccinate kids as young as six months. the state's health commissioner describes the increase in cases new york has seen this season. >> as of january 5th, the state health department received reports of over 2,800 patients hospitalized with laboratory confirmed influenza compared to 1,169 for all of last year. >> governor cuomo set out to be an example of why he thinks getting the flu shot is important by getting vaccinated right there in front of reporters, including those in the hospital. new york has seen more than
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19,000 flu cases this season. well, if you've finally decided to get a flu shot, you might have to do some hunting around. the health department in one illinois county is running out of the vaccine for adults and for kids and officials don't plan to order any more. take a listen to this. >> we have a limited supply of children's vaccine injectible, when do not have any nasal spray children's right now. there are vaccines available in the area. i do believe other health departments in the area may have vaccines and pharmacy have limited supply. >> at schools across the country, administrators, teachers and nurses are finding themselves on the front lines of the flu epidemic. our brian todd spoke with several officials about what they're doing to defend against the outbreak. >> cynthia norris knows she has to get creative. she has to keep a nationwide flu outbreak from slamming into her school. with this small group of kids
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ages 6 to 11, it's the visual that counts. she spreads glitter on her desk. >> then i'm going to put my hands in it and that represents the germs. the germs that we don't see, okay. so, if i come and i touch you, this glitter being the germs will be what i pass on to you and you could potentially get sick. okay. now, my phone rings i pick up the phone. now, after i put it down, look at that. what does that represent? >> germs. >> as a registered nurse in maryland, norris is like a field commander against the flu. her other tactics. culling sheets and demoes on hand washing. sanitizer dispensers all over the place. >> what do you think of this? does it help you? >> yes, because like when you clean hands, you make sure it's clean and you don't get a lot of germs. >> do you find a lot of this hard to remember to try to prevent the flu?
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>> reporter: no. the region of the country that the centers for disease control has been among the hardest hit. school district officials say one out of every five students there has had to stay home recently with flu-like symptoms. >> we are working hard to try to find kids that maybe have symptoms in the district and having our nurse looking and checking those kids out and sending those kids home, if need be. >> cynthia norris said the most common way flu spreads in schools, kids touching each other with droplets from sneezing or sniffling on their hands. sharing food or other items and just close proximity to others. mistakes are made by parents, too. do a lot of parents who have a kid on the borderline, do they err on the side of sending them to school? >> they do. they do. sometimes the kids, i told my mom i wasn't feeling good. oh, you'll be okay. they'll send them to school. so, a lot of times they're just not keeping them home that 24-hour period after they have a
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fever. >> reporter: a mistake also made norris says by many teachers who don't stay home when they're sick. as bad as this outbreak has been, health officials in some school districts across the united states including this one say they may have caught a break. they say just before the kids broke for the holidays they noticed more flu-like symptoms and more widespread symptoms but since the kids have come back from vacation, they have noticed fewer cases, at least in some districts. the holidays may have been a mitigating factor keeping kids away from each other and keeping the flu from spreading, at least in some cases. >> and flu fears are increasing out west where a cold snap has paralyzed parts of the region. in california, some areas had near record low temperatures overnight, according to the national weather service. frost and freeze warnings extended as far south as san diego and temperatures reached the low 20s in some places. that could be a huge problem for the state's citrus crops. here is our affiliate ktxl in
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sacramento. >> reporter: for harvesters, every day is a race against the clock. pick as many oranges as you can before sun down. but early morning, raising temperatures means these harvesters can't start picking until 9:00 a.m. two hours after their regular schedule. >> it's really bad because we don't care working like that. >> reporter: less work means less pay. on top of that, freezing temperatures could spoil what's left of their harvest. >> right now we're probably two weeks from the end of our harvest. so, maybe 15% to 20% of the crop will be lost. >> reporter: the owner of mandarin hill orchards, tom, isn't too worried about that. in order for these crops to completely damage, freezing temperatures must last longer than eight hours. >> the inside of the tree won't be affected as much as the outside of the tree. >> reporter: but even some freezing temperatures could leave the oranges soft, even
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though they're perfectly fine. fewer consumers will buy them leaving a bigger burden on harvesters. >> it's really hard to find a job right now. you know. but we are working. >> and tomorrow lance armstrong is expected to sit down for an interview with oprah at his home in austin, texas. he may finally spill the beans. "usa today" says armstrong will admit to using performance enhancing drugs throughout his career. the once popular cyclist has been stripped of his seven tour de france titles. the interview with oprah is set to air on her network on thursday. ousted egyptian president hosni mubarak has won a retrial on charges tied to the killing of peaceful demonstrators during the 2011 revolution. a court last june found mubarak and his interior minister responsible for the murders by government security forces.
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both were sentenced to life in prison. the retrial will be based on the very same evidence, but this time judges will be allowed to consider mubarak's health. the 86-year-old recently broke his ribs in a fall. the trial drew the world's attention because he was the first arab leader to be jailed by his own people and because he appeared in court lying on a hospital bed and confined to a cage. the big party in los angeles is tonight, otherwise known as the golden globe awards and there are a couple of hollywood bigwigs who will be there, who already have plenty on their plate. you're about to see why and you'll hear from them. oh! progress-oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!"
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>> your show, "smash" is nominated for best television series, comedy or musical. are you going tonight? >> absolutely. >> yep. >> we're really excited. >> i'm leaving here and going home and changing. >> now, you have been nominated and won so many awards throughout your careers. is it still so exciting to be nominated? >> you know, we're so proud of "smash" and so proud that it's being recognized by the hollywood foreign press that, yeah, it's really, really exciting because we think that to do what all the great people on "smash" do is quite an achievement and it's so great for all of us to be acknowledged. >> besides the show being something that we're so proud of and excited about producing, we're really excited and proud of the fact that we share our producing credit with steven
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spielberg. who created the show in concept and in vision. it was his idea to do the show and he called us and invited us one day to partner with him and produce the show with him. >> and let's talk logistics for a moment. you're producing the oscar ceremony in february. will you watch tonight's golden globe ceremony and looking at how it might impact your award ceremony? >> no, basically the golden globes is a separate entities as is the oscars. the golden globes honors tvs and movies and more informal than the academy awards and the oscars. and because people sit at the table and they eat a meal and they drink and it is more of a party. the oscars are kind of its own being. and it is, it is the ultimate. i mean, the golden globe could be a step to the oscar. >> tina fey and amy poehler will
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host the golden globes and they have a long, successful career as a comeadic duo. will you look at their performance and see how it impact seth's at the academy award? >> i think amy poehler and tina fey are brilliant and brilliant choice to host the golden globes and we think we've gone in a different direction and we've made it a choice that we're very proud of in going with seth. i think they're all really talented comedians, but we think seth is very different from them. so, we think it's going to be quite dissimilar. >> and who do you think are going to be the big winners tonight at the golden globes? >> oh, you know, we're hoping ann athway is acknowledged, we're hoping "smash" is
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acknowledged and there is, again, this is, this year has been an embarrassment of riches for great talent and everybody's worthy and i think there will be a lot of surprises. >> and you say that the golden globes are often seen as a forecast for big winners at the oscars. do you think the winners at tonight's golden globe ceremony will also be big during your academy award ceremony? >> traditionally there has been some overlap there. so, it's just, we will just be watching to see who the winners are and be better informed to respond once we see that. >> the big difference, though, in both shows, of course, is that the golden globes involves television, as well as movies and then the movies are divided into two categories where it's all oscars. it's movies, only, not television. and there's one category that covers every movie.
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>> thank you so much for joining us. >> certainly. >> thanks for inviting us. >> you can catch the golden globes tonight. peyton manning, aaron rodgers, two big name quarterbacks you won't find in the nfl playoffs but russell wilson is still going strong. the only rookie quarterback left in the playoffs. who is he? we'll look at this rising star. first, it is official, you can now use a smartphone everywhere. yes, if planes, cars, gyms and the dinner table weren't already enough, you can now tweet and check your e-mail in the shower. i'm not kidding. dan simon has been on gadget overload at the consumer electronic show in las vegas and here are some of the coolest things he's found. >> first up, the watersafe iphone. liquapel has a special coating that makes any phone or tablet immune to the hazards of h20.
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this is from brookstone and a pillow that has speakers inside. the selling point is, if you're listening to the tv, watching whatever show or movie, you can listen to it without disturbing the person lying next to you. >> it will be a terrific father's day gift. >> reporter: the hapifork which could save you a few pounds. the electronic utensil lets you know if you're eating too fast. if you're eatingest to if a, it will buzz or light up and tell you to slow down. >> a gentle vibration. >> reporter: at $99, the world's first smart fork. next, ultrahd tv. the headliner at this year's consumer electronic show. >> four times the resolution of a traditional hdtv. which means you have a bigger tv in your room and you can sit closer to that room and that tv will be much, much clearer. >> reporter: they are, in fact,
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that was certainly a big day in the world of basketball, but, now, to the nfl playoffs where big name quarterbacks are falling by the wayside. peyton manning is out and so is last year's mvp, aaron raunlers.
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that means post-season glory could fall to russell wilson, instead. you might be asking who is russell wilson. carlos diaz has the introduction. >> reporter: he's the only rookie quarterback left in the playoffs and his name is russell wilson. >> a lot to be excited about. >> reporter: that's an understatement at only 5'11", wilson has less than ideal height for nfl quarterback. one of the reasons he lasted into the third round of the draft until he was picked by seattle. >> he made everyone around him better. he had tremendous athleticism. i mean, he had a canon arm. he made good decisions. a lot of times he made the coaches look good by decisions he made. >> reporter: russell carried those traits to the nfl where
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the seahawks realized he was the best quarterback on the team and named him the starter just before the season. >> this game is not easy. especially playing the quarterback position, playing as a rookie. it's as hard as it gets. you have to mentally be tough and be on that constant quest for knowledge and attention to detail and that's what i tried to bring to the table. >> reporter: with 26 touchdown passes in the regular season, he tied peyton manning's nfl rookie record. the difference? manning's team wasn't two wins away from the super bowl. >> i'm happy to play every day i wake up. wherever, whenever. that's the opportunity we have in front of us. >> thank you to hln's carlos diaz for that report. russell wilson has a fallback option if he gets tired of football. he was drafted a few years ago to play baseball for the colorado rockies. you can see wilson take the field today against the atlanta
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falcons at 1:00 eastern time this afternoon. well, the 2013 australian open kicks off tonight. first major of this year's tennis season and i'm pretty excited about that. novak djokovic and the defending champ heads up the females. the united states top male tennis player john eisner will miss the action with a knee injury and one of my favorite players rafael nadal out of this one, unfortunately. if tennis is not your thing, maybe hockey is. the nhl has finally inked an agreement to start playing, again, after a three-month lockout, but it will be a short season, just 48 games not the usual 82. training camps open today. basketball star kobe bryant and his wife, vanessa say they're calling off their divorce. they sent the announcement over their instagram.
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apparently, they reconciled. they have two daughters together. catherine webb can now add something else to her resume other than the apple of brent's eye. she was the star of the bcs championship game broadcast. now, she has been invited to be the newest "sports illustrated" swimsuit model. what about her image? she says i have morales and i have class the anti-kim kardashian and i'm all right with that. got to wonder what kanye west might say about that one. it hits the stands february 11th. from swim suits to snakes. if you want to join a month-long hunt to find the biggest snake possible, you better head to florida. the state kicked off the python challenge yesterday. it is aimed at reducing the exploding python population
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because the snakes are eating native animals like foxes and birds. even deer. the hunter who bags the most pythons will win $1,500. and whoever gets the biggest python will win 1,000 bucks and some bragging rights, too. you must be trained and registered and you're encouraged to kill the snakes humanely. it is one of the most popular books in recent history, but now "50 shades of gray" is hitting the stage. we have a preview. but, first, let's check in with dr. sanjay gupta for a look at what's coming up on his program at the bottom of the hour. good morning, sanjay. >> randi, busting some of the biggest myths about the flu and what you need to do to protect yourself. the surgeon dr. james andrews who worked on more top athletes than anyone. including the recent operation on rg3. we'll explain all of that coming up at 7:30 eastern. how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back
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welcome back. 26 minutes past the hour now. the u.s. treasury department will not mint a $1 trillion platinum coin to avoid defaulting on the nation's dent. for weeks people have speculated that the trillion dollar coin could be a loophole for the white house if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. the doesn't believe the law can or should be used to make platinum coins to avoid an increase in the debt limit. on tuesday, vice president joe biden is expected to deliver recommendations from his gun task force to the president. biden was in meetings last week with gun control supporters, gun rights groups, movie industry leaders and video game leaders. all an effort to prevent more mass shooting. here are some examples of what could be on the list of recommendations. you might see universal background checks and closing
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the gun show loophole and also the white house is believed to favor ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. well, we said it before, congress is unpopular. but worst than cockroaches, really? new numbers from public policy polling pitted congress against the worst of the worst. they found that congress was less popular than brusal sprouts. what did congress beat? lindsay lohan and the kardash n kardashians. not saying much. if you're one of the 65 million people who have picked up the novel "50 shades of gray." you might want to visit your local box office. the erotic tales of christian gray are now a musical. >> reporter: racy, raunchy, risque, some might call it soft
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porn. it's the book that made women squeal with pleasure. ♪ want to open my eyes and see all 50 shades ♪ on stage others are belting out a different kind of tune in its honor. ♪ open your book open your mind ♪ >> reporter: it's a spectacle with plenty of senseuality. parodies the best seller by centering around a book club obsessed with the more colorful parts which become the butt of jokes through a series of sketches. here we are with the cast of "50 shades" to get a first-hand look behind the scenes before they hit the great white way. >> a couple of friends of mine actually came to me with the idea and initially i said, what a terrible idea. i can't make that funny. it's a very serious thing about sex. but i was convinced and we started writing these songs and they were really, really funny.
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